Future Business as of Friday 29 March 2019

Future Business

A. CALENDAR OF BUSINESS

Business in either Chamber may be changed, and further business added, up to the rising of the House on the day before it is to be taken, and is therefore provisional.

Government items of business in this section have nominally been set down for
today, but are expected to be taken on the dates stated.

B. REMAINING ORDERS AND NOTICES

Business in this section has not yet been scheduled for a specific date. It has been nominally set down for today but is not expected to be taken today.

A. Calendar of Business 

Business in either Chamber may be changed, and further business added, up to the rising of the House on the day before it is to be taken, and is therefore provisional.

A number of Private Members’ bills have been set down for dates when the House is currently not expected to sit. These bills can be found in the Private Members’ bills notice paper online. Items from the notice paper will be moved to this calendar if any of the dates listed in that paper are confirmed as sitting days.

MONDAY 1 April 

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

OP button2.30pm Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department

OP button3.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department

Afterwards

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

Sir Oliver Letwin

Hilary Benn

Norman Lamb

Stewart Hosie

Ben Lake

Anna Soubry

Yvette CooperDame Caroline SpelmanLiz KendallJack DromeyMr Dominic GrieveStephen DoughtyNick Boles

(1) That, at today’s sitting –

(a) any proceedings governed by the order of the House of 27 March (Business of the House) or this order may be proceeded with until any hour, though opposed and shall not be interrupted;

(b) the order of 27 March shall apply as if, at the end of paragraph 2(b), there were inserted “and then to motions in the name of a Minister of the Crown relating to statutory instruments”;

(c) notwithstanding the practice of the House, any motion on matters that have been the subject of a prior decision of the House in the current Session may be the subject of a decision;

(d) the Speaker shall announce his decision on which motions have been selected for decision by recorded vote before calling a Member to move a motion under paragraph 2(f) of the order of 27 March;

(e) the Speaker may not propose the question on any amendment to any motion subject to decision by recorded vote or on the previous question, and may not put any question under Standing Order No. 36 (Closure of debate) or Standing Order No. 163 (Motion to sit in private);

(f) debate on the motions having precedence under paragraph 2(f) of the order of 27 March may continue until 8.00 pm at which time the House shall proceed as if the question had been put on each motion selected by the Speaker for decision by recorded vote and the opinion of the Speaker as to the decision on each such question had been challenged;

(g) in respect of those questions –

(i) Members may record their votes on each question under arrangements made by the Speaker;

(ii) votes may be recorded for half an hour after the Speaker declares the period open and the Speaker shall suspend the House for that period;

(iii) the Speaker shall announce the results in the course of the sitting;

(h) during the period between 8.00 pm and the announcement of the results on the questions subject to recorded vote–

(i) no motion for the adjournment may be made;

(ii) the Speaker may suspend the sitting if any other business, including proceedings provided for in paragraph 1(b) of this order and paragraph 2(g) of the order of 27 March, has been concluded.

(2) That, on Wednesday 3 April –

(a) notwithstanding Standing Order No. 14(1) (which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order), precedence shall first be given to a motion relating to the Business of the House in connection the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union;

(b) if more than one motion relating to the Business of the House is tabled, the Speaker shall decide which motion shall have such precedence;

(c) the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings on any business having precedence before the Business of the House motion at 2.00 pm and call a Member to move that motion;

(d) debate on that motion may continue until 5.00 pm at which time the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on that motion including the questions on amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;

(e) any proceedings interrupted or superseded by this order may be resumed or (as the case may be) entered upon and proceeded with after the moment of interruption.

Amendment (a)

Gareth Snell

Leave out paragraph (2).

Motions relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from and future relationship with the European Union

OP button(A) Unilateral right of exit from backstop

Mr John Baron

Andrew Percy

Neil Parish

Stephen Metcalfe

Sir David Amess

Martin Vickers

Mr David JonesMr William WraggNigel MillsTom PursgloveChris Davies

That this House agrees that the UK shall leave the EU on 22 May 2019 with the Withdrawal Agreement amended to allow the UK unilaterally to exit the Northern Ireland backstop.

OP button(B) No deal in the absence of a Withdrawal Agreement

Mr John Baron

Sir David Amess

Martin Vickers

Stephen Metcalfe

Mr David Jones

Chris Davies

That this House agrees that, in the absence of a Withdrawal Agreement that can command the support of the House, the UK shall leave the EU on 12 April 2019 without a deal.

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (ANIMALS)

Secretary Michael Gove

That the draft Animal Health, Seed Potatoes and Food (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 13 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Relevant Documents:

Nineteenth Report of the European Statutory Instruments Committee, HC 1934.

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (PROTECTION OF TRADING INTERESTS)

Secretary Liam Fox

That the draft Protecting against the Effects of Extraterritorial Application of Third Country Legislation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 7 March, be approved.

Scottish Affairs Committee

Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee

That Kirstene Hair be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Paul Masterton be added.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

OP buttonBlaydon quarry landfill site: Liz Twist

WESTMINSTER HALL

OP button4.30pm That this House has considered e-petitions 241584, 235138 and 243319 relating to leaving the European Union: Catherine McKinnell

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Petitions Committee.

The sitting will last for up to three hours. The sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

tueSDAY 2 April  

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

OP button11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

OP button12.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Afterwards

Banknote Diversity: Ten Minute Rule Motion

Mrs Helen Grant

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Bank of England to meet standards for the representation of ethnic minority persons on banknotes; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

PRIVILEGES

Andrea Leadsom

That this House -

(i) approves the First Report from the Committee of Privileges (HC 1490); and

(ii) endorses the conclusions of the Committee in respect of the conduct of Mr Dominic Cummings that the evidence sought by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee from Mr Cummings was relevant to their inquiry and that his refusal to attend constituted a significant interference with the work of that Committee; concludes that Mr Cummings committed a contempt both by his refusal to obey the Committee’s order to attend it and by his subsequent refusal to obey the House’s Order of 7 June 2018; and therefore formally admonishes him for his conduct.

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords]: Consideration of Lords Message

Lords Message, to be considered.

Notes:

The Speaker has not considered certification of the Lords Amendments (Standing Order No. 83O)

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (CONSUMER PROTECTION)

Secretary Greg Clark

That the draft Geo-Blocking Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 14 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

OP buttonReform of business rates: Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

WESTMINSTER HALL

OP button9.30am That this House has considered further education funding: Richard Graham

Notes:

The Chairman of Ways and Means appointed this debate on the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee.

OP button11.00am That this House has considered the effect of the tapered annual allowance on NHS pension scheme members: Paul Masterton

Notes:

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

OP button2.30pm That this House has considered youth inmates in solitary confinement: Emma Hardy

OP button4.00pm That this House has considered treatment for pancreatic cancer: Nic Dakin

OP button4.30pm That this House has considered the matter of puppy smuggling: Nigel Huddleston

Notes:

The second part of the sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

The debate at 4.30pm will last for up to an hour.

wedneSDAY 3 April 

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

OP button11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales

OP button12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

Animals (Recognition of Sentience): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Kerry McCarthy

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to impose a duty on public bodies in relation to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings.

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (BROADCASTING)

Margot James

That the draft Electronic Communications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 19 March, be approved.

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (CUSTOMS)

Secretary Liam Fox

That the draft Trade in Torture etc. Goods (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 15 March, be approved.

GENERAL DEBATE ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONTINUOUS AT SEA DETERRENT

The Prime Minister

That this House has considered 50th anniversary of the continuous at sea deterrent.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

OP buttonExtended producer responsibility for packaging: Anna McMorrin

WESTMINSTER HALL

OP button9.30am That this House has considered votes at 16: Jim McMahon

OP button11.00am That this House has considered children’s social care services in Stoke-on-Trent: Gareth Snell

Notes:

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

OP button2.30pm That this House has considered infant first aid training for parents: Sarah Newton

OP button4.00pm That this House has considered non-stun slaughter of animals: Mr Laurence Robertson

OP button4.30pm That this House has considered veteran suicide: Stephen Morgan

Notes:

The second part of the sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

The debate at 4.30pm will last for up to an hour.

THURSDAY 4 April 

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

OP button9.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

OP button10.15am Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

BACKBENCH BUSINESS

OP buttonIntroduction of the 2019 Loan Charge

Ross Thomson

That this House expresses its serious concern at the 2019 Loan Charge which is due to come in on 5th April 2019; expresses deep concern and regret on the effect of the mental and emotional impact on people facing the Loan Charge; is concerned about suicides of people facing the Loan Charge and the identified suicide risk, which was reported to HMRC; believes that the Loan Charge is fundamentally unfair and undermines the principle of the rule of law by overriding statutory taxpayer protections; expresses disappointment at the lack of notice served by HMRC and the delays in communication with those now facing the Loan Charge which has further increased anxiety of individuals and families; is concerned about the nature and accuracy of the information circulated by HMRC with regard to the Loan Charge; regrets further the inadequate impact assessment originally conducted; understands that many individuals have received a miscalculated settlement information; calls for an immediate suspension of the Loan Charge for a period of six months and for all related settlements to be put on hold; and further calls for an independent inquiry into the Loan Charge to be conducted by a party that is not connected with either the Government or HMRC.

OP buttonReducing restrictive intervention of children and young people

Norman Lamb

This House calls on the Department for Education to urgently issue guidance on reducing the use of restrictive intervention of Children and Young People, and further calls on Ofsted to change its guidance to inspectors to recognise the importance of seeking to avoid the use of those interventions with Children and Young People.

Notes:

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

OP buttonTravellers in Mole Valley: Sir Paul Beresford

WESTMINSTER HALL

OP button1.30pm That this House has considered the Tenth Report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the launch of the Sub-Committee on Disinformation, HC 2090: Damian Collins

That this House has considered the Sixteenth Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee on China and the Rules-Based International System, HC 612: Tom Tugendhat

That this House has considered IR35 tax reforms: Ged Killen

Notes:

The subjects for these debates was determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

The sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

MONDAY 29 April 

WESTMINSTER HALL

OP button4.30pm That this House has considered e-petition 190627 relating to online abuse: Helen Jones

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Petitions Committee.

The sitting will last for up to three hours. The sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

B. Remaining Orders and Notices 

Business in this section has not yet been scheduled for a specific date. It has therefore been set down formally to be taken in the Chamber today but is not expected to be taken today.

1. IMMIGRATION

Secretary Sajid Javid

That the draft Immigration (Alcohol Licensing and Late Hours Catering) (Scotland) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 28 March 2018, be approved.

2. SENIOR COURTS OF ENGLAND AND WALES

Secretary David Gauke

That the draft Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 5 November 2018, be approved.

Notes:

The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of both Houses to the instrument in its 40th report of 2017-19 (HC 542-xl).

The Speaker has certified that the Instrument relates exclusively to England and Wales and is within devolved legislative competence (Standing Order No. 83P).

3. Agriculture Bill: Remaining Stages

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

For amendments, see separate paper (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

The Speaker certified before Second Reading that Clauses 1 to 3, 12 to 18 and 20 of the Bill as introduced (Bill 266) related exclusively to England and were within devolved legislative competence (Standing Order No. 83J).

Queen’s consent to be signified on Third reading.

4. Fisheries Bill: Remaining Stages

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

For amendments, see separate paper (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

Queen’s Consent to be signified on Third Reading.

5. SOCIAL SECURITY

Alok Sharma

That the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 14 January, be approved.

6. Exiting the European Union (Competition)

Secretary Greg Clark

That the draft State Aid (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.

7. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (VALUE ADDED TAX)

Mel Stride

That the Value Added Tax (Tour Operators) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 73), which were laid before this House on 22 January, be approved.

8. SANCTIONS

Sir Alan Duncan

That the Burma (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 136), which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.

9. SANCTIONS

Sir Alan Duncan

That the Venezuela (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 135), which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.

10. SANCTIONS

Sir Alan Duncan

That the Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 134), which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.

11. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (CUSTOMS)

Mel Stride

That the Customs (Records) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 113), which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.

12. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Secretary David Mundell

That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 25 February, be approved.

13. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION)

Secretary Chris Grayling

That the draft Heavy Duty Vehicles (Emissions and Fuel Consumption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 26 February, be approved.

14. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (VALUE ADDED TAX)

Mel Stride

That the Value Added Tax (Place of Supply of Services) (Supplies of Electronic Communications and Broadcasting Services) (Amendment and Revocation) (EU Exit) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 404), which was laid before this House on 1 March, be approved.

15. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (VALUE ADDED TAX)

Mel Stride

That the draft Finance Act 2011, Schedule 23, (Data-gathering Powers) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 397), which were laid before this House on 1 March, be approved.

16. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (ANIMALS)

Secretary Liam Fox

That the draft Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Import, Export and Placing on the Market) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 4 March, be approved.

17. ELECTRICITY

Secretary Greg Clark

That the draft Electricity Capacity (No. 1) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 28 February, be approved.

18. Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords]: Remaining Stages

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

For amendments, see separate paper (also available on the documents web page for the Bill).

19. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Remaining Stages

Not amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

20. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (SANCTIONS)

Sir Alan Duncan

That the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations (S.I., 2019, No. 554), which were laid before this House on 15 March, be approved.

21. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (SANCTIONS)

Sir Alan Duncan

That the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 600), which were laid before this House on 20 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

22. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (SANCTIONS)

Sir Alan Duncan

That the Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 604), which were laid before this House on 20 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

23. Trade Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

Notes:

The National Assembly for Wales has approved a Legislative Consent Resolution to this Bill. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Vote Office (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

24. NORTHERN IRELAND

Secretary Karen Bradley

That the Northern Ireland (Extension of Period for Executive Formation) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 616), which were laid before this House on 21 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

25. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (SANCTIONS)

Sir Alan Duncan

That the Chemical Weapons (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 618), which were laid before this House on 22 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

26. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMITTEE

Bill, Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee

That Mr Chris Leslie be discharged from the International Trade Committee and Gareth Thomas be added.

27. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (AGRICULTURE)

Secretary Matt Hancock

That the draft Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 18 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

28. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (FOOD)

Secretary Matt Hancock

That the draft Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 20 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

29. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (ANIMALS)

Secretary Michael Gove

That the draft Animal Health, Plant Health, Seeds and Seed Potatoes (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 11 March, be approved.

Relevant Documents:

Nineteenth Report of the European Statutory Instruments Committee, HC 1934

30. Constitutional Law

Secretary David Mundell

That the draft Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 4 March, be approved.

31. DELEGATED LEGISLATION

Andrea Leadsom

That the draft Animal Health, Plant Health, Seeds and Seed Potatoes (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 not stand referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.

32. CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION

Secretary David Gauke

That the draft Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (Amendment) Instrument 2019, which was laid before this House on 28 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).